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Restorative justice and arts programming from Alternatives, Inc. makes strides with Chicago youth Two Alternatives, Inc. programs (restorative justice and urban arts) at five high-need schools in Austin, Englewood, Roseland, and South Shore are receiving continued funding from Get IN Chicago for 2016-2017.  The restorative justice program provides an alternative to suspensions, which have recently come into… Read More


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MFS-Calumet program combines therapy and case management to promising effect Get IN Chicago will continue funding T.A.K.E. Charge, a program from Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) that provides targeted case management and clinical supports to youth ages 13- 18 years living in a high-crime area of Roseland.  In an environment severely impacted by poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence,… Read More


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It’s Friday!  How about some good news? Get IN Chicago is a private organization that provides counsel to funder and community-based organizations working to reduce youth violence and address the underlying, systemic issues that lead to it. We pool resources, research, and on-the-ground expertise to disrupt the cycle of violence and create new possibilities for youth… Read More


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Organization awards continuous funding to Healing Hurt People-Chicago in two of the city’s busiest pediatric trauma centers CHICAGO (Aug 19) – Get IN Chicago announced today it will continue to fund for two additional years the Healing Hurt People-Chicago (HHP-C) program, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program that recognizes that individuals traumatized by violent injury… Read More


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Get IN Chicago is pleased to award 11 grants for safe, structured summer programs.  Chosen with a review committee of nine donors and practitioners, these awards will support pro-social activities such as mentoring, therapy, sports, arts, and restorative justice programs for acutely high-risk youth. Including additional summer grants to Smart Chicago, BBF Family Services, and Teamwork Englewood, Get… Read More


Toni-Irving voices of change

by Toni Irving Executive Director, Get IN Chicago Originally published in Microsoft Chicago  In 1971, lamenting a world of violence and brutality, Marvin Gaye released one of the greatest songs of all time, “What’s Going On.” This song resonated with me during my childhood, and I continue to see its themes reflected in Chicago. Like many,… Read More


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Get IN Chicago is pleased to announce $300,000 in planning grant awards to lead agencies for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  These grants will support strategy and planning for projects focused on public safety in the communities of Austin, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and Roseland. Lead agencies will coordinate their local CCRE… Read More


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In October 2015, Get IN Chicago invited proposals for its Community Collaboration and Resident Empowerment (CCRE) initiative.  CCRE was developed as an opportunity to partner resident groups with local non-profits, giving resources and technical assistance to support their vision of safer communities. Communities are safer when residents feel empowered to take action against crime, be… Read More


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It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Metropolitan Family Services Grant Recipient – Special Funding… Read More


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It’s Friday!  How about some good news? As an organization dedicated to discovering the most effective ways to reduce violence, Get IN Chicago dedicates a great deal of time to measurement. Getting results and analyzing data can be a slow process, but in the meantime, our grant recipients are seeing promising changes on the ground. Alternatives, Inc. Grant Recipient – Special Funding, Innovation… Read More